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Six people left Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 21st to embark on a journey to Berlin, Germany. 108 hitchhiking rides, trains, buses, ferries through a total of 14 countries and only one rule:
This independent documentary captures a two months and seven days journey on 87 minutes of thrilling film that shows my perspective on ecologic travelling. Maybe you may start loving this planet the way I do and accompany me along the path of trying to reduce the weight we are currently putting on it.
When we travel, we usually intend to discover new worlds. Isn’t it contradicting then that we have to put our planet’s future at stake while doing so? I don't expect business men to take the Transibirian every time they travel between Europe and Asia – or even hitchhike. However, I believe that each and every single one of us should consider what it means to release as much carbon dioxide into OUR atmosphere as an average person in a so called ‘undeveloped nation’ in one year with a single take off and landing. If you really understood the dimension of this inequality you would at least waive short distance flights. You would fly economy instead of business class to at least increase the emissions-per-passenger-efficiency, you’d take a train instead, which might only take one or two hours longer, you’d give a ride to a hitchhiker standing by the road, who then travels virtually emissionfree. You'd say: If these people made it from Jakarta to Berlin, why wont I make it from Jakarta to Bali, from Berlin to Frankfurt or Munich, from London to Paris… ?
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